Tuesday, September 28, 2010

the hapa haole peace sign

This week's challenge over at Scrapping the Music is "Hand In My Pocket"
 by Alanis Morissette.

I picked the part of the lyrics where Alanis sings:

'cause I've got one hand in my pocket 
And the other one is giving a peace sign...
to highlight in my piece.

Well, modified a bit...
While visiting Hawaii, my friend and I noticed that the Japanese
do the peace sign in practically every photo they have taken.
So, me being me & joking around,
I said I had to do the "hapa haole" peace sign
because I'm half Japanese...
Get it...A one fingered peace sign?!
(half a peace sign?)


Its funny, you should be laughing : .)

Are you laughing?!

Monday, September 27, 2010

oh lookee!!!

my pix, highlighted at the on the TABLE blog : .)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010


This week's challenge at Scrapping the Music is Daydream as performed by Jason Castro, whom I gather, was a contestant on American Idol.  If you can believe this, I've only watched AI a few time, and only because I was at someone else's house and was forced to watch it. (Hi Aldien!)  I think this song was originally sung by the Lovin' Spoonful.  (I don't really like reality tv, well...except for paranormal stuff.  heh!)

I wasn't feeling very creative this weekend...I've been detoxing again, and all I could think of is when can I eat some meat!  (Thursday, day 11!)  And please, oh please, can I have just one glass of wine?  It was a struggle to come up with anything.  I do like the colors a lot.  I used Michelle Clement's Walnut Ink Tutorial to grunge up the edges and added some spatters. (Or splatters? Or can I say Jackson Pollock technique : .)  There's a bit of velvet on there too.  And the cute picture was taken by my little friend Cady.

I've also been brainstorming "eye-deas" for gift bags for my friends for our annual girls trip to Disneyland next month, so I played around with my reaper stamp and made some tags for the bags, lol!  I'll unveil those soon, they're very similar to the ATC in my last post.  We'll be there Halloween weekend, (which is my favorite "holiday" next Christmas and my birthday) and I like to put together some fun stuff for the weekend.  We've got a scavenger hunt planned, search for Hidden Mickeys, dinner at Bleu Bayou, and viewing the new Disney's World of Color, and SHOPPING!!!  I'm so excited!!!  (I looooovvvveeee Disney's marketing! Those Imagineers, they're geniuses!!!)

Other new developments...(the hot) Dr. Steve thinks I have a stress fracture in my right foot.  That wouldn't be a big deal, but I have a half marathon in 2 weeks, and I'm supposed to be in training for Disneyworld Marathon in January.  Here I thought, third time's the charm.  It makes me sick to think that I might have to bail again!!!   I have an appointment with a podiatrist next Monday (That was the earliest appointment, made last week! What a popular guy.  sigh.), so I hope I'll hear good news.  Bad news would be having to be in a boot for 6 weeks.  ai yi yi!!!  At least I haven't booked any flights or travel.  I did buy a 2010 Birnbaum's guide to Disneyworld, maybe I'll sell that on craigslist or something...I know I won't even want to look at it.

Aaaah, sorry for ending on such a downer...I think I'll go to my happy place now : .)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

where'd the weekend go?

Its Sunday night.

I'm trying hard to remember what I did this weekend.

I uploaded Pac NW pixs to flickr.

I made Ritz Cracker Chicken.

I cleaned the kitchen floor.

I read some chapters from The Samurai's Garden.   So lovely.

I ran 8 miles.  & it totally sucked.  @ least my R foot feels better than it has been.

I slept in.

I made this ATC with my newest hand carved stamp from this Etsy.

I watched paranormal tv.

I went to the scrapbook store and Michaels.

I worked on a trade.

I made chocolate chip cookies.

I ate Indian fuds.

I spent time with Kath & the Girl, chattin' & craftin'.

Donated blood. 

That's all I accomplished.  No Hood 2 coast blog post, nor no new creative works.  The well has gone dry again...Gotta find something to fill it up???  Any ideas?  Anyone, anyone???

Friday, September 10, 2010


my good friend kath directed me to this tonite while the girls (me, kath & annie) were chatting and crafting...priceless!!!  I LOVE IT!!!

Sunday, September 05, 2010

we are going to be friends

The current challenge at Scrapping the Music is We Are Going to be Friends by the White Stripes.  I was surprised at this song since the only other White Stripes song I know is Icky Thump (or at least I think that's the title) and its completely different, music-wise. (Or I could be confusing bands, not surprising!  LOL!)  I guess the band has a good range...


Anyway, I thot that the line in the chorus perfectly fit my initial feelings about Penny (whom I met online at an ATC challenge site) after we exchanged our first email.  We became fast virtual friends!  I love her, even tho' her love of Jim Adkins (the lead singer of Jimmy Eat World) is a bit, shall we say OBSESSIVE!!!  (Just kidding!  HI PENS!!!)  She make smashingly beautiful cakes & cupcakes!  hee!  And she has great taste in reading material.  She likes the paranormal, just like me!  I think our personalities are also very much alike.

Pens, you ROCK!  : .)

Saturday, September 04, 2010

OFF with her HEAD!!!

I downloaded my pictures from my little sojourn north, but I'm still not feeling creative enough to write the related text.

I was feeling creative enough, however, to play with paper & glue and make this ATC for the challenge/swap at Simply ArTistiC.  We're still working on the Alice in Wonderland challenge, this time around the theme is the Queen of Hearts.  You can see the gallery here...

I had a long to-do list today, chores, errands.  I've taken the week off from exercise 'cause I've been having this re-occuring pain in both feet and ankles and I don't want to damage anything prior to marathon training.

I popped by the flea market, but didn't find much I needed.  Okay, I bought yet another big, gilt, scrolly framed mirror for $5 (must be the magic dollar amount for the flea market).  I finally figured out what I want to do with my "collection."  If only I wasn't such a procrastinator...heh!

I also spent some time with Aldien.  We ate Sabra hummus (but didn't feel like we were in the Mediterranean or anything, haha!) with pita chips, had some strawberries and chatted, mostly about grieving...

Oh...I forgot to thank Marit for this Dutch blog award!  I've done gone international!!!

Thanks Marit!!!

I'm so happy to call you friend too! 

“The world of blogging is amazing.
Through blogging I made friends
of places I never heard of before.
I experienced kindness and caring.
I hope my blog friends will pass
this award to only three caring
and kind people from anywhere
who touched your heart.”

Do three people even read this blog???  Do I have to be Dutch to pass it on???  LOL!!!  Well, I give it to anyone who reads my blog regularly...Julie that means you!  : .)  And rightbackatcha Marit!!!  <3

Donna is coming over to craft tomorrow...Anyone else???  Anyone?  Anyone? 

Friday, September 03, 2010

H2C - The Movie

I totally forgot about the trailer for the Hood to Coast movie...

If you're interested...This is what I did last weekend!!! 

The movie follows 3 teams that ran the relay in 2008 (not mine, altho'  I did run with the team that year!)

Whoo hoo!  Soooo exciting!!!

Hood To Coast Movie Trailer from HoodToCoastMovie on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

I'm baack!!!

From Portland, that is...

Too tired and wacked on Xanax (can't fly without it!) to organize thots and download pixs, so I'm leaving you with this little funny...

I'm sure it comes from somewhere else, but I saw it on MaryAnne Moss's blog : .)